In 2010, after 43 years apart, ninth grade sweethearts Mike and Peggy got married,built their dream home and started Cantarroso Farm on the riverbank of the Nolichucky River in Unicoi County. Mike, retired teacher,counselor,and administrator became a student of the bees. We quickly became fascinated and awed by the complexity of honeybees, and enjoy interacting with and supporting bee colonies. Our property and the surrounding area are ideal for bee foraging of trees, native plants, and wildflowers. We are fortunate to not be near commercial mono-crop agriculture and the heavy use of chemicals which threaten bee health. Our happy bees share their wild flower honey which we offer in its natural state – raw, unfiltered, and chemical free. Next year we hope to have an abundance of blueberries and shiitake mushrooms to offer as well.
At the 2013 Tennessee State Beekeepers’ Association Conference, our bees’ honey earned a 10 out of 10 for taste.